Alchemy Resurrects

Back last year when Camel Audio shuttered, their flagship sampling synthesizer was rumored to have been sucked into the maw of Apple. Across the audio music makers’ internet, the haters rose.

At the time I thought it might reappear as an iPad app, but now it turns out it is part of the $199 Logic Pro X 10.2.

With Native Instruments Absynth, Alchemy has been my go-to soft synth for many years.

Welcome back.

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Kamelmauz: Glori Selects the Sounds of Kamelmauz

2015 has not been the greatest year for Kamelmauz and his experiments in sound. Two factors have overwhelmed his sonic muse: one, shifting priorities toward challenges in the human sphere, and, two, a very dedicated effort by his alter-ego, Stephen, to finish one hundred visual experiments–fine art–for a virtual show sometime in the next six months.

Everything substantial, such as new complete releases, have been pushed back. However, Duty Free Records has stepped into the breech and pushed back with this new compilation of old music, arranged in tasty medleys, and aimed to bring into sound play the accessible Kamelmauz.

Free until September 1, 2015

liner notes:

1
(2001) Ancient Sanabad 4:29
(2009) Heldonsket 6:10
(2011) Come Over 2:12
(2011) And Over 2:15
2
(2012) Wunderbare Momente 8:30
(2000) Turquoise 5:06
(2009) Moon Cave 5:38
3
(2013) Although Others Weigh In 3:41
(2013) Still Not Final 4:36
(2010) Poor-City 9:56
4
(2001) No One Knows the Weaver’s Dreams (excerpt 2014) 11:47
Come Over|And Over dedicated to Roger McGuinn
Poor City for Ken
No One Knows the Weaver’s Dreams for Deborah
Kamelmauz: compositions, improvisations, sound design pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, synthesizers, keyboards, percussion, sampler, small instruments
This recording is dedicated to Kenneth Warren, 1953-2015
“Kamelmauz is sounding the audible id of Lake Erie’s depths and surroundings.”
Producer: Stephen Calhoun
Produced at noguts noglory studios, Cleveland Heights, Ohio | Cover Design: Hippie Goat
hat tip to Apple Computer, Native Instruments, Leo Fender, Gestrument, Moog Synthesizers,
and all the other audio design toolmakers – KAMELMAUZ.BANDCAMP.COM
special thanks to, as always, Susan